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Monkey, the Roleplaying Game of the Journey to the West, Up On Kickstarter

For those that don't know about the classic Chinese tale, Journey to the West, I'd highly recommend you check it out. There's a version of it up on Netflix now, actually, that is just awesome. But what if you want to bring the demon-hunting action to your tabletop? Well, that might be a reality if Monkey, the roleplaying game of Journey to the West, makes it to their goal over on Kickstarter.

From the campaign:

This is a story-telling game set in a mythical China, where out of grace Immortals seek redemption by escorting a vulnerable, mortal Monk to distant India. Braving many dangers along the way, to recover scrolls of Buddhist scripture, that are missing from the Chinese canon.The road through the wilderness is dangerous since all of Demon-kind has resolved to stop the pilgrims and the eat the Monk's flesh!

The game's simple rules, which use standard playing cards, allow for any sort of action that you can imagine, from fast paced king-fu to heated debates.

The main rule book contains all that you need to play, except two packs of standard playing cards (one for the players and one for the referee) and your imagination.

The Kickstarter campaign's a bit more than halfway to their goal with still 29 days on the clock.